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  • March 30, 2015

    Posted by Paul Branagan at 3/30/2015

    Week of March 30 – April 3, 2015 

    Hello Sachems! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We have a very important week ahead for the Class of 2017! This week begins the MCAS season for our sophomore class. I am very confident this amazing group of Sachems will be ready to conquer this very important assessment! You are prepared and we could not be more proud of you and the work you will begin this week! I want to be sure that you are getting proper rest and eating a good breakfast each morning. Also, it is important that you take your time! The MCAS is an untimed test so you will have as much time as you need. Please remember…our goal is that you only take the test once…and you achieve excellence on this assessment. I know you can do it! To our school community…let’s rally around our sophomores and let them know how much we support their efforts this week! Additionally, this is a very important week for you as we prepare to close another quarter. It is hard to believe that Quarter 3 is coming to a close and we will begin to prepare for the final term of the 2014-2015 school year. It is hard to believe how quickly this school year is going. We have so much to accomplish over the next few weeks. I expect each of you to take the time this week to prepare your notes, materials and assignments from your classes to help you begin the preparation for the mid-semester exams that will begin on Tuesday, April 7th! Here are a few items for the week ahead…

    1. Sachem Shout-Out:
      • Congratulations to the 50 Advanced Placement Students who participated in the AP Mock Exam on Saturday Morning. Our students sat for the Mock AP Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Environmental Science! Good work!
      • Congratulations to the following students who were selected by the American Legion for the following programs this summer:

                                           i.    Student Trooper Program ~ Dakota Jones & Raschel Gilbert

                                          ii.    Boys State ~ Doug Botelho & Ben Sangiolo

                                         iii.    Girls State ~ Alyssa Murphy

      • Good luck to our spring athletes who begin their spring season with games and competition this week. I love this time of year! I can’t wait to see many of your games and meets! 
      • Thank you to Gabi Donohoe and the Class of 2015 Executive Board for your planning of the Class of 2015 Mystery Ride! It was a great time for the class! It is hard to believe we are approaching your final term of high school.
      • Thank you to all of the student athletes who participated in kick-off to the MASBA and Cumberland Farms Fundraiser on Thursday! It was a sea of Black and Orange at the store! Good stuff!
      • Congratulations to Jake Holman and Gabi Boutin for representing MHS at the Dave Cowen’s Achievement Award program for Basketball! A great representation of Sachem Pride.
    1. Mid-Semester Exams ~ Tuesday, April 7 & Wednesday, April 8, 2015
      • Mid-semester exams will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. It is my expectation that each of you will take these very important benchmark examinations seriously. Dismissal on April 7th will be at 1:50pm, and on Wednesday, April 8th at 11:00am. I want each of you to study hard and prepare for these exams. I am confident in your abilities and know if you dig deep inside of yourself…you will be successful. I expect excellence out of each of you!
    1. Class of 2017 ~ ELA MCAS testing Begins~
      • Attention all sophomores! The spring MCAS testing sessions will begin with the administration of the MCAS English Language Arts Examination, which will be held this week. Over the next few days many of your teachers will be helping you prepare for this very important assessment. 
      • Please know that we are confident that you will do well. You must believe in yourself and you can achieve success.
    1. Attention Class of 2016 ~ National College Fair ~ April 10, 2015
      • ATTENTION ALL JUNIORS. The NACAC (2015 Boston National College Fair) field trip is scheduled to take place on Friday April 10, 2015. All Juniors interested in attending should see Mrs. Deggendorf in the guidance office for a permission slip if they do not already have one. The fair includes an opportunity for students to connect with over 350 colleges and universities within the United States, as well as countries such as Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. There is a registration process, which is clearly defined in the application packet, and the cost of the field trip is $10. This cost can be covered by cash, bank check, or money order. Lunch will not be provided at the venue. We are encouraging students to have lunch in the following ways: Bring a bagged lunch from home or bring money to purchase a lunch at the fair. If providing lunch, or the cost of the field trip for your child is a concern, please speak directly with your guidance counselor for assistance.
      • I hope that all members of the Junior Class take advantage of the final project of the Junior Seminar course! 
    1.  Student Council Executive Board Nominations Begin!
      • The nominations to be a member of the Middleborough High School Student Council Executive Board are available this week. Nomination packets are available in the main office this week and are due to Mr. Branagan no later than Monday, April 6th at 2:00pm.
      • Please see Mr. Branagan with any questions!

    Have a great week and be good to each other!  


    We Are Sachems!


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